The Battle Creek-based International Food Protection Training Institute announced the launch of its new and improved Web site at www.ifpti.org.
The institute said growing demand for its training programs made the Web site overhaul necessary. In 2010, IFPTI trained more than 1,100 food protection officials from 47 states. Working with the United States Food and Drug Administration, IFPTI is building the training infrastructure for the national integrated food safety system.
IFPTI’s Website has been updated with a new layout and added features. The new site allows easy access to the 2011 course schedule, training updates and course registration. The site also boasts media updates and a new social network portal for visitors to discuss food safety issues on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.
“The new Website is the centerpiece of IFPTI’s expanded online presence,” said Joan Bowman, the institute’s communications director. “Whether you are registering for courses, learning about our latest news and events, or joining the current food safety conversation through our social network; the time spent on our website will be more efficient.”